....The London-focused developer also said inquiry levels remained "robust" and pricing continued to be "resilient". It said the market had been adversely affected by a number of factors apart from Brexit uncertainty, including changes to stamp duty
, the challenges of securing planning permission and the demands to provide affordable housing. ...
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Friday 17th of March 2017 09:16:55 AM
....In short, the advice is: do your research, take advice if necessary, and choose a deal based on whether it suits your financial needs and is competitively priced, rather than any “bribes” on offer. Mark Harris at mortgage broker SPF Private Clients, says cashback comes in all shapes and sizes – from fairly nominal amounts, to more sizeable sums, which could be a contribution towards – or completely offset – your stamp duty
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Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
....Amateur landlords now make up just 8 per cent of market activity, Connells says, as the Treasury’s tax onslaught on the sector squeezes profits. Second home buyers have to pay a 3 per cent stamp duty
surcharge on purchases, while wear and tear allowances have also been squeezed. ...
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Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM